It’s no secret that Americans have a sweet tooth. The average American adult consumes the equivalent of 22 teaspoons of sugar each day—and the average teenager? An amazing 34 teaspoons of sugar. With the American Heart Association adding their voice to the many health organizations urging us to cut back on sweets, you may want some tips on what to look out for and how to cut back. Shiseida Hughes is an Oakwood Nutrition Programs Instructor focusing on obesity preventions.